The new NPP administration has revealed that it will carefully assess the security risks involved in housing the two ex-convicts from Guantanamo Bay.
While in opposition, the opposition NPP fiercely criticized Mahama's administration for allowing the ex-convicts to be housed in Ghana. In fact, President Nana Akufo-Addo argued that the duo posed a security risk for Ghanaians.
“Ghanaian people may well have been spared the disquieting anxiety, in this time of justifiably heightened fear of global terrorism, that we are being led by a President who, ostensibly in the name of compassion, prefers to ignore laws designed to defend the most sensitive area of all, our nation’s security,” Nana Addo said.
But speaking at the vetting of ministerial nominees minister designate for defense, Dominic Nitiwul, says government will not rush into making a unilateral decision on the convicts. He revealed that the NPP administration is carefully considering whether it should keep the men or not.
“We have done one year now, intelligence will change, the situation will change. As we sit today, the government at that time analysed intelligence and took a decision. It is the same way this government is going to analyse all the intelligence related to this particular people and take a decision. As I sit now, intelligence will lead us as to the best way the government will take the decision regarding this particular thing,” he revealed.